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The Importance Of Industrial Dry Riser Maintenance

By May 15, 2023May 18th, 2023No Comments

The Importance Of Industrial Dry Riser Maintenance

Are you looking for a reliable company that can offer professional and reliable dry riser maintenance? Then look no further. Here at Jensen Fire and Security Systems we are specialists in industrial dry riser maintenance. Our dry riser maintenance team have many years of practical and hands-on experience helping industrial businesses just like yours.

A dry riser is a system of pipe work and valves that run through a building. The dry riser system enables fire fighters to easily access water from each individual floor of the building. It consists of a vertical pipe with a water inlet. This will be located on the ground level on an external wall. The outlets, known as landing valves, will be located within a dry riser cabinet that can be found on each floor. Generally speaking, the dry risers will be located in the fire fighting shaft of the industrial building.

If your industrial building exceeds 18 metres in height, then dry risers are essential, as is regular dry riser maintenance. If your building has floors that are more than 10 metres below ground, dry risers will also be essential. Dry riser maintenance is required in all buildings because they can and do save lives. The dry riser systems save time for the fire fighters. In turn, this saves the lives of those trapped within the building.

To ensure the effectiveness and legal compliance, your dry riser system must be designed, installed and regularly tested to meet British Standards BS9990:2015, BS9991 BS9999 and Approved Document B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations (England and Wales). If there was ever at fire within your industrial building it would be the responsibility of the responsible person to show that regular dry riser maintenance has been completed.

It is a legal requirement that industrial dry riser maintenance in completed on an annual basis. However, for real peace of mind we would recommend a visual test every 6 months.

Our dry riser maintenance team offer a comprehensive and reliable dry riser maintenance service. This will ensure that your dry riser system and industrial building meets all legal requirements. It will also give you peace of mind that your dry riser in in safe hands and good working order. Call our team to book your dry riser maintenance service.